mobiForge has a new article showing Apple losing share, Samsung and Huawei growing in Q2 2016.
The report has additional insights that are of more interest to developers. Also note that numbers are based on web traffic rather than new device sales so give a better insight in the installed base rather than short term buying trends.
First of all, the change in Apple web traffic depends on the country. You can use this to imply changing device ownership in your particular country…
The stats on screen size vs country also provide clues as to what screen size you should be optimising (your designs) for based on your target country:
More stats are in the full report.
If you wish to do the detection yourself you might also like to take a look at the quick reference at diveintohtml5.com.
Now that Apple is foregoing Flash and championing HTML5, I believe the latter will take on even more significance for mobile. This doesn’t change the fact that I (and others) think that Apple might have made a mistake. No Flash on the iPhone is understandable. No Flash on a ‘full’ screen device such as the iPad is likely to disappoint end users.
Also, it’s far too easy now for Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm or any other OS to include Flash in a tablet and to try to improve on the iPad experience.